The Supreme Court on Wednesday told Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to produce bidding documents for the Rs 665-crore tender awarded to a JV of Tata Projects and Guangdong Yuantian Engineering of China for building eight Metro stations and laying track on Ghaziabad line.
A Bench headed by Justice TS Thakur also asked DMRC to furnish details of how the tender was awarded to the JV after Gammon India alleged that the Corporation had rejected its bid. SC in February had asked DMRC to maintain status quo with regard to construction on the project till the Delhi HC decide the dispute.
Challenging the HC’s order that upheld the Corporation’s decision to reject its technical bid on grounds of unsatisfactory work on other projects, Gammon said the criterion of work experience on other projects was not applied to other bidders.
“Unbridled power in the hands of committees to consider material outside the tender documents and base decisions thereupon will open floodgates for corrupt decisions. The process of tender could be based on material outside the scope of documents, the company said.